Monthly Archives: May 2013

Back to basics: reading, writing…

Last week I ended my long-standing graduate school relationship. This transition has been both easy and challenging for me. I have always known that I am a workaholic but I never realized the extent of the addiction.  It feels awkward … Continue reading

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Now what?

When you have been actively engaged in accomplishing one specific task for an extended period of time and you actually achieve your goal or finish that project, the next day feels both exhilarating and confusing. On Monday, I filed all … Continue reading

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Discovering I’m a reluctant (and proud) dance mom

As spring approached, some local friends began signing their preschoolers up for activities.  My husband and I decided to sign the girls up for a round of swim lessons because we consider swimming to be an important life skill.  I … Continue reading

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Only 361 days until NEXT Mother’s Day.

I have never liked Mother’s Day.  There, I said it.  And it’s not because I lost my own mother six years ago.  In thinking through this post, I have done some informal social scientific polling and have found that I am … Continue reading

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Commencement was my mother’s day

Pomp and circumstance. It gets me every time.

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The defense in the rear-view mirror

On Tuesday, I defended my dissertation project.  In the course of writing and editing and re-editing my project, I have heard many platitudes about the dissertation experience, and I have to admit that I was pretty tired of the rhetoric. … Continue reading

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So far 35 is easy living.

I had a birthday yesterday. It was one of those easy days with the right blend of people, sunshine and coffee. I did some work, treated myself to a few goodies, and had an incredible little celebration with my family. … Continue reading

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